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Changing the Font & Style of Your H1 Tags

QUESTION: (Rhonda) I am having problems changing the font size of my H1text. Is this very important? If so, how do I go about changing it?

Changing the text and/or style of an H1 tag is simple in CSS.  It does not affect anything other than how the visitor sees it though (i.e., if you use a large font, it means nothing more than a smaller font, in SEO terms or how Google sees it).

You can change the H1 tag locally or in the CSS definition file.

If you want to change all of the H1 tag settings in your entire website, you would do this in the CSS file:

h1 {
font-size: 24px;

You would use the h1 tag as you normally would:
<h1>This is my H1 tag</h1>

You can define a class in the CSS file which allows you to define your new style whenever you wish anywhere on the site:

.h1style {
font-size: 24px;

You would add this class to your h1 tag, when you wish it:

<h1 class=”h1style”>This is my H1 Tag</h1>

* Remember to add the “.” when defining it in the CSS to classify it as a class.

Finally, you can do it locally using a style attribute (without the CSS file):

<h1 style=”font-size:24px;”>This is my H1 Tag</h1>

All of the above do the exact same thing.  Their use is based on how often you use the style and how you want it defined (whether globally or locally).

Also, remember you can add other styles to the same definition (like color):

<h1 style=”font-size:24px; color:red;”>This is my H1 Tag that is Red and 24px high</h1>

I find that being able to change the styles of my text for header and other standard tags to be quite invaluable!  Knowing a little bit of CSS can go a long way.  Give this a try!

The easiest thing to try first is the local definition using the style attribute. If this is working for you, consider creating or editing your own CSS file!

Good luck!  cheers…matt

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Sometimes it is necessarily to copy table items from one database to another in MySQL. It is not recommended for normal practice, but it can save you a bunch of time when moving stuff (plus it is super easy!)

Now I don’t recommend doing this for your general database management.  All of your tables should remain on one database per website.  But sometimes there are reasons to move data from one database to another.  In my case, I was recently confronted with this when I wanted to moved my old, custom MySQL database into a new database (in this case, a Wordpress MySQL database).

Years ago (before Wordpress…yes, there was a time) I created TheWebReviewer with its own article database.  It is now 2013 and Wordpress is IT.  Of course, I didn’t feel like manually copying over about 400 articles (with their tags, categories, titles, excerpts, etc.) so I needed to copy (and kind of manipulate) data from one database to another.

I’m not going to go into the Wordpress article tables at this time (maybe next post???), but I do want to show you how to copy from one database table to another:

FIRST, we need to create the database connection for both database:

if ($dbc_old = mysql_connect (’HOST1′, ‘USERNAME1′, ‘PASSWORD1′)) { mysql_select_db (’DATABASE1′); }
if ($dbc_new = mysql_connect (’HOST2′, ‘USERNAME2′, ‘PASSWORD2′)) { mysql_select_db (’DATABASE2′); }

HERE, we define the database variables differently.  Usually these database variables are created and ignored.  Now, we will use these variables to distinguish between the two databases.

* NOTE:  Be careful here!  We typically define our database variables with Global variables OR we define the variable connection in another file which we reference with an include() function.  I would avoid both here (it will only confuse you).  Remember, this should be a temporary operation and once it is complete, you should disable the file!

AT this point, MySQL query is the same as before:

$query_cat = “SELECT   title,  body, description, id FROM articles”;

BUT now, we will add a second variable to the mysql_query (in this case, $dbc_old):

$result_cat = @mysql_query ($query_cat,$dbc_old);

Typically, this parameter is ignored and defaults to the one that is defined.  Now, we can use it to distinguish between database #1 and database #2.

Pretty simple and straightforward stuff!  The queries are all the same (you can SELECT, UPDATE, DELETE, CREATE, etc.).  But like I mentioned, I would avoid more than one database for normal processing and use this only when you need to.


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